In many ways, Prune’s Gabrielle Hamilton is the anti-celebrity chef: She’s not on Twitter or Instagram or an iTunes app. She operates one tiny East Village restaurant and has no interest in expanding. She wrote a best-selling memoir, of course, but it took her 15 years to write a cookbook. In fact, in October, she told New York’s Alex Morris that she’d never host a TV show. “I know how to do that shit, but I have no interest in being America’s Next Iron Chef,” she said.
But Zero Point Zero Production must have convinced Hamilton to change her mind: She has signed on to star in season four of The Mind of a Chef. Hamilton will follow in the footsteps of her well-respected peers — David Chang, Sean Brock, April Bloomfield, Edward Lee, and Magnus Nilsson. If there’s any TV show that’s a good fit for her, it’s The Mind of a Chef.